CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Threads of Hope at the Crater High School received a brand new storage shed for its donation items.
Michelle Grush is the Crater Campus Counselor at the high school and is in charge of this program.
She said when Threads of Hope started many years ago by a high school senior it was being ran out of a closet at the high school.
“As time has gone by, I’ve had the dream of making it become a building where it could be housed so kids don't have to go into this closet space,” Grush said.
Ron Craft, an architect teacher at Crater High School decided to step in and help make this dream a reality.
“He just said that he would have students build this shed,” Grush said. “It's a 12 by 12 little building. It's not a big building at all. The kids put together the design and the structure. They've built it before we even went into COVID.”
Because of the pandemic, Grush said the staff put the final touches on the new shed.
“I think that when you get to see a dream grow and then become an actual finished product; I think that the joy from that is such a fun thing,” Grush said. “And I think the biggest part was having the kids be a part of that and having the kids build it.”
Grush said funding for this shed came from community partners and agencies including the Crater Foundation and Central Point Rotary. She also said businesses like Lowe’s donated towards the project.
“We couldn't do this without our community partners and support, and I really want to thank our community and our friends. And it’s not just students and families, it's people in the community that just have opened up their hearts. And I'm so grateful for their support.”
Because of limited space, Threads of Hope is asking that donation stay small. It is currently accepting new underwear, sport bras, socks, hoodies, gloves, and large sized athletic shoes for boys. All sizes are asked to be for teenagers.
Money donation are also being accepted for the school’s food pantry and can be sent to Crater Campus Food Pantry 655 N. 3rd Street, Central Point, Or 97502 Attn: Michelle Grush, Counselor. Packaged items can be dropped off at the Crater High School Office.